Board game:The Game of Life

Milton Bradley Company1960

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play

In The Game of Life, players work their ways around a "3-D" game board that replicates life's journey through adulthood. Fortunes are made and lost; players face success, failure, and revenge. The objective of the game is to be the first to complete the life course. Here the player chooses to retire to Millionaire Acres or gamble at being a millionaire tycoon--the automatic winner of the game. Famed game designer Reuben Klamer designed the game for Milton Bradley to mark the company's 100th anniversary in 1960. This particular version is early, from around 1960, but not the very first edition, which bore the slogan "Milton Bradley 100th Anniversary Game."

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  • Title: Board game:The Game of Life
  • Creator: Milton Bradley Company
  • Date Created: 1960
  • Location: USA
  • Subject Keywords: recreation, life cycle
  • Type: Board Games
  • Medium: printed cardboard, plastic, paper
  • Object ID: 108.6132
  • Credit Line: Gift of Karen Daskawicz in memory of Elizabeth Harris Daskawicz